Arson attack at derelict cinema in Kettering

An investigation has been launched into a suspected arson attack at a derelict cinema in Northamptonshire.

Fire crews were called to a blaze in the auditorium of the former Savoy Cinema in Kettering at 05:42 BST.

Built in 1938, the building was used first as a cinema and later a bingo hall but closed in 1997.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service said the incident was being treated as suspicious because the fire was started in several places.

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